... except the furniture....
We are embarking on something quite significant for our little family next week and would like to solicit suggestions (especially route) from the good people here.
Start: Phoenix, AZ
Destination: Bellevue, WA
- One brand new Toyota Corrola XRS (Wife driving)
- One 2002 Dodge Durango 4WD with 50k miles (Dad driving)
- One 1996 Saturn SL1 (too many miles) towed by Dad using an auto-transport rented from U-Haul.
Participants: Mom, Dad, nine year old human, 2 adult cats
I have never towed anything and am somewhat anxious of mountain travel with a vehicle-in-tow.
We PLAN on driving a maximum of 8 hours/day leaving as early as possible each day (I HATE NIGHT DRIVING!)
I know I have to hit some mountains, but I'd like to minimize the difficulty (rise/fall/winding) as much as possible.
The "gut plan" is to use I-10 to I-5. However, I am VERY open to suggestions.
Our goal is NOT exploration this time. We simply want a safe move of all breathing creatures and basic necessities. Suggestions for human child and adult cats welcome
(portable dvd (cats LOVE Lassie!) and soft carriers (not for child) already purchased)
ALL TIPS ARE EXTREMLY WELCOME!
Thanks in advance to any and all who help!